Maharashtra sees first robotic kidney transplant surgery
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In a first in Maharashtra, a Mumbai hospital performed a robotic kidney transplant surgery on a man suffering from renal failure after he was on dialysis for the past 18 months. The Da Vinci robot was used through keyhole incisions to anastomose the graft kidney vessels to the patient's blood vessels using microvascular instruments and sutures. The 360-degree movement of the robotic arms, suturing with fine tremor-free movements of the robotic instruments, helped in precise anastomosis and since the incision is not over the site of the graft kidney, infection chances were negligible and recovery is much faster...


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